Your Rottweiler is a staple member of the family. In fact, you can’t imagine what the house would look and smell like without the dog hair and slobber anymore. Not that you’d change it for the world anyway, because your Rottie is the only member of the house who doesn’t argue back! However, while they can do no wrong in your eyes, you do want to put your Rottweiler to good use. In particular, you’d like to train them to keep watch of the house and bark at strangers.
If you need a guard dog and understandably want to keep your house, family, and possessions safe, then a Rottweiler can be an effective deterrent. Combine their menacing bark with their tough exterior and any intruder is bound to think twice. This training will also instill significant discipline, giving you a well-trained and obedient dog. Lastly, this training will also help you train them to bark and fall silent with just a command.
Training a Rottweiler to bark is actually pretty straightforward. The trick is finding a situation that naturally causes them to bark. Once you’ve found that, you’ll need to introduce a command and reinforce the training with tasty treats or toys. Socialization will also form an important part of training as you don’t want your dog becoming aggressive. Training will also require testing the new command with some brave volunteers.
If your Rottweiler is just a puppy, they should soak up any and all information. This means you could see results in just a week or two. However, if he is older and more interested in lazing around the house than learning new commands then you may have your work cut out. It could be six weeks before you see consistent results. But if training works you’ll have a formidable-sounding Rottweiler who will keep strangers at bay.
The best thing about this training is that you don’t need much to get started. Some friends your Rottweiler doesn’t know too well will be needed. You will also need a decent stockpile of mouth-watering treats or toys. You’ll also need a clicker for one of the methods below.
Set aside around 10 minutes each day for training in a yard or in a large room in the house. The more frequently you train, the sooner you will see results.
Once you’ve ticked all those boxes, just bring enthusiasm and patience, then work can begin!